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  • Above and beyond standardization: The role of communication and teamwork in patient handoffs 

    Fouquet, Sarah; Palmer, Evan M.; Keebler, Joseph R.; Lazzara, Elizabeth H.; Chan, Y. Raymond; Riss, Robert (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Patient handoffs are the transition of patient care from one provider or group of providers to the next (Joint Commission, 2005). Handoffs are important, information rich communication events that are essential for maintaining ...
  • Applying interdependence theory to geriatric nursing assistant/resident relationships 

    Medvene, Louis J.; Coleman, Carissa K. (Oxford University Press, 2011-11-02)
    The study was concerned with the applicability of interdependence theory for understanding the quality of certified nursing assistant (CNA)/resident relationships in long term care facilities. Interdependence theory, a ...
  • Are two computer monitors better than one? 

    Owens, Justin W.; Teves, Jennifer P.; Nguyen, Bobby T.; Smith, Amanda Lynn; Phelps, Mandy C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Previous studies have found using more than one monitor increases productivity, but benefits may diminish when monitor count or size increases. The purpose of this study was to determine whether increases in productivity ...
  • Can you judge a video game by its cover? An exploration of subjective impressions and viewing patterns 

    Phan, Mikki H. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Studies have shown that first impressions of websites can lead to lasting opinions regarding usability and trustworthiness. However, little research has been conducted concerning first impressions of video games. In this ...
  • Cognitive defusion versus cognitive restructuring: An analogue examination of potential moderating variables 

    Richardson, Eric (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The impact of negative self-referential thoughts on psychological problems has long been targeted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) through cognitive restructuring. Recently, acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches ...
  • Comparison of the SWAY balance mobile application to the BESS balance assessment in older adults 

    Jansen, Samantha D.; Amick, Ryan Zackary; Stern, Danielle C.; Chaparro, Alex; Patterson, Jeremy A. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014-05)
    Balance assessment has commonly been subjective; however, advances in handheld mobile devices have provided objective balance measurement tools. Recently, the SWAY Balance Mobile Application, which utilizes tri-axial ...
  • Do wearable devices bring distraction closer to the driver? Comparing smartphones and Google Glass 

    Wu, Xiaohui; Crager, Kirsten; McCarley, Jason S.; Poynter, Mykala N.; Peng, Kaiping (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Distracted driving increases driving errors (e.g., deviation from lane-keeping, inconsistent speed, delayed response-time) and chance crashes. Increased availability and usage of hand-held and wearable devices have exacerbated ...
  • Documentation workflow in a pediatric emergency department 

    Fouquet, Sarah (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The pediatric emergency department (ED) is a complex environment where physicians perform multiple tasks under intense time pressure and are interrupted more often than in any other hospital department. Documentation is ...
  • Does more attention improve or impair lane keeping performance 

    Choi, William; Ellis, Jake (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    The effect of cognitive load on lane variation is inconsistent and theoretically unclear. The lateral prioritization hypothesis proposes that smaller lane deviation is due to more attention to steering control and active ...
  • Evaluation of driver distraction: text messaging versus talking on a cell phone 

    Libby, David (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    In the United States, 35 states have passed legislation banning texting while driving. By comparison, no state bans hands free cellular phone use by adults while driving. The concern regarding texting reflects an underlying ...
  • Exploring the use of a private social network to reduce isolation among independent living residents 

    Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Medvene, Louis J.; Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A.; Drum, Jessica L.; DiLollo, Anthony; Geana, Mugur (Oxford University Press, 2015-11)
    Researchers have reported that older adults’ use of computers is associated with reduced depression, and isolation (Cotten, et al., 2014; Czaja et al. 2014 ). These studies involved conventional software such as Facebook. ...
  • First look: Examining the horizontal grid layouts using eye-tracking 

    Siu, Christina (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Past eye-tracking literature has shown that users typically scan information on a traditional text-based web layout. It is widely known as the "F-shaped" pattern, and evidence of this pattern is inevitable within search ...
  • The formal and informal support networks of HCBS clients and their well-being 

    Nilsen, Kari M.; Medvene, Louis J.; Smith, Rachel A.; Runyan, Amanda M.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; DiLollo, Anthony (Oxford University Press, 2015-11)
    Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) clients are growing in number as states increasingly provide care in non-institutional settings. In some states, like the one in which the present study was conducted, HCBS clients ...
  • Let the games begin: video game usage patterns among current gamers 

    Phan, Mikki H.; Haist, Brandon (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    This study investigates the general preference, habit, and behavior of current video game players. Respondents (N=341) to an online survey were mostly males (n=252), full-time college students (n=251), with an average age ...
  • Mobile text input on a smartwatch QWERTY keyboard 

    Turner, Colton; Colling, Morgan (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    As smartwatches continue to grow in popularity the demand for a smartwatch with efficient texting capabilities continues to increase. Conventional opinion states texting on a smartwatch is too difficult and inefficient due ...
  • Mutual interference of driving and texting performance 

    Ellis, Jake; Crandall, Joseph; Turner, Colton; Turner, Kirsten (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Texting while driving is a disturbingly common habit; however, the impact of texting on driving performance and effective approaches to counteract its risks are still not well understood. This study utilizes the Lane Change ...
  • Psychometrics of the pursuit of happiness 

    Swails, Jeffrey (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The pursuit of happiness is firmly established in American culture with explicit mention in historical documents (i.e. Declaration of Independence). Therefore, it is of little surprise that thousands of self-help books and ...
  • The attitudes and reading behaviors of parents 

    Siwierka, Julia K. (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Nationwide, 32% of fourth grade students read at or below the “basic” level (NCES, 2013), and students who cannot read at proficient levels by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of school later (Hernandez, ...
  • The Effects of Training Modality on Anatomy Learning Outcomes: Augmented Reality vs. Fiberglass Models of the Heart 

    Patzer, Brady (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    For healthcare professionals, anatomy knowledge is essential. Traditional modes of training allow anatomy visualization, yet issues exist with their use. Emerging technologies (e.g., augmented reality) may provide alternative ...
  • The relationship of experiential avoidance and value importance with related behavioral choices 

    Chaw, Jia Hui (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The goal of acceptance and commitment therapy is to enhance psychological flexibility or the ability to make behavioral adjustments to live a life congruent with personal values. One barrier to psychological flexibility ...